UNITED STATES SENATOR JOSEPH I. LIEBERMAN
Senator Joseph Lieberman served in the U.S. Senate for 24 years. Lieberman was chairman of the powerful Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee. In 2000, he was the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee and ran on a ticket with Al Gore in one of the closest elections in America's history. Prior to taking office in Congress, he served as the attorney general in the state of Connecticut and as leader of the Connecticut State Senate. During his tenure, Senator Lieberman helped shape legislation in virtually every major area of public policy including national and homeland security, foreign policy, fiscal policy, environmental protection, human rights, health care, trade, energy, cyber security and taxes.
Sen. Lieberman was a champion of DC statehood and introduced the New Columbia Admission Act in the Senate to provide statehood to the citizens of the District of Columbia. As well as introducing the bill, he advocated for it and is still a strong supporter of our efforts to become the 51st state. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. In 2015, he received the Winston Churchill National Leadership Award. In addition to practicing law, Senator Lieberman is honorary national founding chair of No Labels, an American political organization composed of Republicans, Democrats and Independents whose mission is to “usher in a new era of focused problem solving in American politics.”